Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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What are my options when I need to recover a forgotten password from a Windows 8 machine. I suspect that it is linked to a live account, but I'm not sure. I ran Ophcrack with Vista proba free tables, but no luck. I know that the site says it doesn't support Windows 8, but in separate threads I have read that there are people out there that have had success using Ophcrack on Windows 8.

I'm trying to help out a lady that forgot her password. All she wants from the machine are the photos of her baby daughter. Everything else is expendable.
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

kind:=movie


does not find cached browser videos

but
kind:=video
shows me many .ts files

I know youtube and other sites have small videos they leave on browser


I dont want to use nirsoft to for each browser to find every video and play each video

is there a FILE EXPLORER command
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx

for finding ADDITIONAL browser cache video

this is more of a windows 7 FILE EXPLORER question because if windows 10 has a gui then it will not be backwards compatible


how can I play .ts files

vlc, windows media player, windows movie
tell me that file is too short or corrupt for every file
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I have a Windows 8 Enterprise PC (that is my primary PC).  I want to upgrade to Win10; but, was told that I could NOT.  Recently, I was told that I could upgrade to Win10 Enterprise; but, no-one knows about the upgrade process.  I have even called Microsoft support and they just tell me that, in order to up grade I have to have Win 8 or 8.1, not Enterprise (they do not understand my question).
My question is w/r to the actual upgrade process - is it an in place upgrade (keeping my files and applications) or is it a clean install (removing/clearing all existing files and applications).
I am told (in many Microsoft sites) to go to the Microsoft VLS site and download the Win10Enterprise.iso; but, I cannot find it anywhere !!!
So, right now I feel like I am near to a solution w/r to upgrading my primary PC (finally); but, not quite there .....  any help ?????
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Hi we have roaming profiles in our environment with offline file synchronization. A client of our's synchronization keeps failing the conflicts in the sync center state "A file was deleted on this computer and changed on the server while this computer was offline" The sync center provides a path to each of the files, but I cannot locate them. They appear to temporary files of no significance in $recycle.bin. I cannot locate them even if i enable hidden files and folders and enable show protected operating system files.

When i right click on each conflict in the sync center I am given the options to resolve the conflicts or ignore. When I choose ignore nothing happens, when i choose resolve another window appears stating "The details for this conflict could not be opened. The conflict may no longer exist, the device it occurred on is not available or may contain invalid data. The parameter is incorrect"

I tried recreating the clients local profile and network profile but the sync errors still appear. I had the client log into a test machine and we do not get these errors so it appears to be machine related.
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Hi,

Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Hi Do you think Windows 8 firewall still cam selectively block its interface no matter it is wireless interface or other? for example, it has two interface, one is wireless interface and other is Ethernet cable interface. Thank you
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I have created my setup in .net and   Windows 8 and its 64 Bit.Gives the error when i open the application it shows Unhandled Exception:"microsoft jet Oledb 4.0 is not registered on the local machine"
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My client has a MAC that is utilizing Parallels for  Windows 8.  THe IP address for the MAC is obviously the correct IP range, but the Windows IP Range is in a different IP Range. So the Windows environment cannot communicate with the printer since they are on different IP ranges.

Printer IP  192.168.254.25
MAC IP 192.168.254.10
Windows 8 in Parallels  IP 10.25.65.4
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If a customer had a Windows 8 computer that died would it be possible to install that windows 8 onto the parrallels virtual?
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This drive clicks constantly, about once every two seconds. I am suspecting a driver problem as

a. the drive checks out as being sound
b. the problem doesn't happen when it's being used under Linux

Any suggestions?
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Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Most of the time i've used Windows, i've found Windows Updates broken in some  way. This time is no exception: i'm trying to prepare Win 8 for upgrade to 8.1. Even the prep upgrade won't work - simply whirs away doing nothing. What to do?
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I've got an old Win 8 box here and would like to update it to 8.1. How can i do that without it trying to update itself to Win 10?
I would install Never10, but it will only install on 7 and 8.1
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Hi Guys,

We have a domain-joined PC (Win8.1) pops out the message "Your system administrator has blocked this program. For more information, contact your system administrator." whenever i try to install any program or launch any program as administrator.

This is the only pc having the issue, the pc and user is in the same AD object containers as others, there is no such rules set on domain level.

When i logged in as another standard user, it had the same problem, but if i login as any admin account, it acts normal.
i suspected UAC setting as the UAC was set to the lowest level, but nothing happened after i changed UAC back to default.

Can anyone shed light on this problem pls?
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Is there a standalone file available for download to update from 8 to 8.1instead of using the MS store?
Thanks
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I need to boot my Surface Pro 3 from a USB stick. The up and down volume button is broken so I can't use that process to boot so I went into the advanced settings and followed the instruction from Microsoft - https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/storage-files-and-folders/boot-surface-from-usb-recovery-device?os=windows-10&=undefined - but it still boots from the SSD only. Any idea how I can get this device to boot from the USB stick?

Thank you!

Robert
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How do I force login as other in windows 8
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Hi there,
I am in an environment of 400 users.
Desktops get reissued to users regularly. When the desktop gets given out for the first time it is imaged using MDT. When the computer is handed to another user, the support guys have to go along and reconfigure the computer for the next user. I know it sounds like you could reimage it but the company I have just started with doesn't have everything in the image, so it is a much bigger job to reimage the computer.
So part of preparing the computer for the next user is changing the Windows 8 and Windows 10 start menu tiles back to the standard company way. the business doesn't want to lock down the start menu but wants the highly paid professionals that use the computers to start off with the most likely to be useful things in the start menu, and then leave the users to alter it as they see fit from there.
The users have roaming profiles.
I would like to help the support team be able to push the start menu back to the desktop using powershell or something like that.
I found in powershell the commands export-startlayout and import-startlayout, but it doesn't work on roaming profiles as far as I can see. That is what Microsoft says and it seems to be right. I tried it on computers not joined to the domain and it works fine.
I can see group policy is capable of it but the users need to be allowed to change it too.
Do you have any other ideas?
Thanks,
Shaun
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hi experts,

 a have a laptop that was giving problems, so I ran a chkdsk and it's been scanning / repairing the drive now for 2hours and it's sitting at 11%. Should I let it continue , is it normal to take this long?
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Hi,

When i tap continuously spacebar in laptop keboard the laptop restarts. I had checked in event log. I got the below mentioned error

a multi touch device reported inconsistent information event id 264

I had updated the all the drives including bios. I had done diagnostics and hardware show results all test as pass. Kindly tell me whether its a os issue
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies
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Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Can it be upgraded to windows 10 so that I can run normal exe programs ?

It currently running windows 8.1 RT
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hi experts,

 I'm trying to setup windows backup on my server BUT i want to back it up to a network share drive or a SAN. but it doesn't give me the option to browse to that path  , it's looking for a local drive. is backing up to a network not supported on server 2008 standard?
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A recent post by Brian Matis motivated me to make this alternate post to see what sort of reaction others might have about these recent revelations.

A recent article on The Verge claims that "The older operating system was less vulnerable that anyone expected"

Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry

Another article from the same source claims "Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say" with regards to helping the WannaCry outbreak spread.

"Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Lots of folks (from their perspective) with a genuine need to keep running on Windows XP suffered a lot of grief in Tech forums as being one of the root causes of giving WannaCry a platform to spread and thrive from, yet now it appears all the criticism may have been a little premature and unjustified.

For the record, I personally don't condone anyone using unsupported operating systems and actively encourage everyone I deal with to get themselves up to date, but I am also sympathetic to those who feel they have a genuine need to do that, so also think they shouldn't be …
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
We have too many XP computers at my institution (some with only SP2) - mostly due to budgets and instrumentation.
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Author Comment

by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Thomas,
Have you considered purchasing an XP Updates agreement with Microsoft? Might be an easier solution if budget restraints prevent you from upgrading? I wouldn't feel comfortable with a lot of XP machines in an environment as it would be a case of when, not if, it will come back to bite you.  Patches are available, just at a cost.

Incidentally, SP3 for XP is still provided by Microsoft - why not install it?

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Cheers..
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hi experts,

 I had to reload windows 8 on my laptop but need to upgrade it to 10. is is still free upgrade?
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We have about 17,000 about 60/40 Windows 10 to 8.1. All the sudden the 8.1 ones users cannot login the PC sits at Please wait for user profile service for users with a roaming profile. If we remove that they can login. The windows 10 users seem unaffected. The only error I see on them is Error 6005 The winlogon notification subscriber <Profiles> is taking long time to handle the notification event (Logon).

Nothing network wise has changed.
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Hi Anyone can tell link where we can download windows 7 with latest SP 64 bit? I would like to download it and buy production key from ebay. I want to downgrade windows 8 to 7. Anyone have good suggestion? Thank you
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.